Arthur Daley (George Cole), a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann (Dennis Waterman) to be his "minder", so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other small-time crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to satisfy his employer's demands, and putting his own life at risk, Arthur is busy…
- 声音混合： Stereo | Mono
- 纵横比：1.33 : 1
|出品公司||Euston Films (108 episodes,1979)|
|发行公司||Pearson Television International|
|ITV - Independent Television (107 episodes,1979)|
- The show was actually a slow burn success. Viewing figures for the first season were not very good, which wasn't helped by the show being delayed because of a nine week technicians strike which blacked out the ITV network, and Thames Television decided to axe the show. However, the management director felt positive about it and pressured them to commission one more season and to repeat the first. Both of them received much higher viewing figures, and by the third season, was a huge hit. It eventually attracted around 17.5 million viewers in the U.K. at its peak (when there were only 3 or 4 TV channels), and went on to be shown in seventy countries.
- 丹尼斯·瓦特曼 originally wanted 丹霍姆·艾略特 to play the part of Arthur Daley. Executive Producer Verity Lambert disagreed.
- Famous for its use of "Mockney", which sounded like Cockney slang, but was made up by either 乔治·科尔 or the scriptwriters. Some expressions became so well-known they have since passed into the language, including "A nice little earner" (a profitable task), "'er indoors" (the wife), "give him a little slap" (beat him up).